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Lawsuit alleges negligence occurred during knee surgery

| Sep 27, 2012 | Surgical Errors

It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to not act negligently when providing a patient with care in relation to a surgical procedure. Such negligence can be a very serious matter and no patient should have to be subjected to it.

Recently, a medical malpractice case has arisen involving allegations of negligent surgery-related care. The case is from Illinois. The case involves a recently deceased man who reportedly underwent a surgery in September 2010. The surgery in question was a knee replacement surgery. The surgery was reportedly performed at a hospital in Illinois.

According to the man’s wife, the hospital’s staff acted negligently during this procedure. The man’s wife claims that the man was not properly monitored during the procedure. The man’s wife also alleges that negligence occurred in relation to a continuous passive motion machine that was placed on the man during the procedure.

According to the man’s wife, the alleged negligence of the hospital’s staff resulted in the man suffering a variety of harms, including disfigurement and disability.

A lawsuit has been brought by the man’s wife in a court in Illinois in connection to these allegations. Reportedly, damages are being sought in this lawsuit.

As the allegations in this medical malpractice case underscore, negligent surgery-related care can result in patients suffering harm. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to act properly when providing patients with surgery-related care. One also hopes that medical professionals and medical facilities are held accountable when they commit surgery-related negligence and such negligence causes a patient to get hurt.

Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Anderson Hospital named in medical malpractice complaint,” Kelly Holleran, Sept. 24, 2012

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